Latham & Watkins joins WBCSD

Global law firm Latham & Watkins has today joined over 200 forward-thinking companies as the newest member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

Published: 3 Feb 2020
Type: News

Geneva, 3 February 2020: From a global platform spanning 14 countries, Latham & Watkins is dedicated to working with clients to help them achieve their business goals, overcome legal challenges, and succeed anywhere in the world.

Ora Fisher, Latham & Watkins Vice Chair, said: “We are delighted to join WBCSD, an organization that is at the forefront of helping accelerate the transition to a sustainable world. Our firm is committed to helping clients implement business strategies and achieve business goals, and to providing outstanding legal services around the world. Consistent with that mission, we approach sustainability from multiple disciplines, and we are proud to advise clients across industries on their sustainability strategies.”

Paul Davies, Global Co-Chair of Latham & Watkins’ Sustainability Committee and a leader in the firm’s ESG practice, said: “Over the past few years, we have witnessed the way in which a surge of environmental, social and governance (ESG) data has driven sustainability reporting and analysis, fostering a dynamic business environment for companies, supply chains and investors. As organizations continue to seek sustainable solutions for business challenges, we are excited to partner with WBCSD and its members.”

WBCSD President and CEO Peter Bakker said: “We are pleased to welcome Latham & Watkins to the WBCSD network. As more and more investors are incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations into their decision-making, we are looking forward to working together with Latham & Watkins as we work to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world by making more sustainable companies more successful.”

In addition to joining the WBCSD, Latham & Watkins will publish its Book of Jargon® — Environmental, Social, and Governance, a must-have book for legal and corporate professionals explaining more than 1,000 key business and legal terms, in April 2020.

Book of Jargon® includes a preface from Rodney Irwin, Managing Director of WBCSD’s Redefining Value and Education Programs, and it will be a valuable addition to WBCSD’s library of publications, tools and case studies from companies across the network.

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